• T. Mark Mangum

The Forgotten

An empty bookshelf sat in the garage with my brother’s thing.

An empty bookshelf sat in the garage with my brother’s thing.

My Stepfather boxed up my brother’s books a week after he went missing.

Why he prefers an empty bookshelf, I’ll never understand.

It has only been ten days!

Why he moved stuff, rather than helped the searchers, infuriates me.


The Forgotten is published in the Medium online publication The Friday Fix. The Friday Fix publishes original bursts of microfiction stories, that is stories told in exactly fifty words! Please consider joining Medium as a paid subscriber. When you read my stories on Medium I get paid.

Copyright: T. Mark Mangum, 2020. All rights reserved. No part of my story may be copied, reprinted, or published without my written consent.

T. Mark Mangum, is the product of the 60s and 70s, his imagination, wonder, thoughts, and ponderings, emboldened by Star Trek, Star Wars, Conan the Barbarian, and The Hobbit. He loves a good story and hopes you will love reading his stories. Veteran, Father, TTRPG, and Board Game Junkie. He spent 20 years in the United States Army, another 10 working for the government, before realizing he should write.

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